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The Best Brunch in Toronto

The best brunch in Toronto is the final reward for all weekend warriors. You’ll likely have to brace yourself for lines of groggy, hungry people but the reward of runny eggs bennies, waffles and baked biscuits is worth the wait.

Here is the best brunch in Toronto.


Lady Marmalade
1

Lady Marmalade

This Leslieville spot has been killing the brunch scene for years. Expect this cozy place to be backed every weekend with people queuing up for its menu of breakfast poutine and BYOBennies.

Emma's Country Kitchen
2

Emma's Country Kitchen

Everything is made from scratch at this homey bakery on St. Clair West, where people flock to feast on the addictive biscuits smothered with homemade sausage gravy and a little hot sauce.


Bonjour Brioche
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Bonjour Brioche

It’s cash only at this popular Riverside restaurant, where you’ll find plates of fresh salads and eggs accompanying freshly baked baguettes and their signature brioche bread.

Mildred's Temple Kitchen
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Mildred's Temple Kitchen

This airy, tall-ceilinged restaurant in Liberty Village is definitely fancier than other neighbourhood haunts on this list. Expect a lineup to gorge on their fluffy buttermilk pancakes and sip daintily on mimosas.


Maha's Restaurant
5

Maha's Restaurant

Egyptian brunch might be the best thing that happened to weekends in Toronto. Yes, the queues at this fave near Little India are certainly require patience but when you’re done you’ll wonder why falafels, eggs and foole aren’t on everybody’s menu.


School
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School

Another Liberty Village fave, this spot is less of a quaint grandma-friendly eatery and more of an industrial hang where you can douse towering piles of fluffy pancakes with accompanying shot glasses of maple syrup.

Le Petit Dejeuner
7

Le Petit Dejeuner

All-day breakfast at this King East restaurant is renowned around town for its menu of Belgian waffles and famous eggs bennies with options to add some juicy peameal back from Brown Brothers.


Saving Grace
8

Saving Grace

There’ll probably be quite a few hangry post-partiers waiting outside this bright Dundas West spot with a quasi-second floor to look out over the masses as you destroy your plate of sausages and sunny-side-ups.

Beast Restaurant
9

Beast Restaurant

You’ll want to go back to bed after downing their Beastwich, a fried chicken sandwich with pork sausage gravy. Other indulgent eats from this meat-heavy spot on King West include crispy pig ears and bacon to go with your Ace Hill beer.


The Federal Reserve
10

The Federal Reserve

It’s brunch everyday at this restaurant on Dundas West with a special eggs benny that subs hollandaise for mushroom tarragon cream and all sorts of fun brunch cocktails to get your day started right.


Aunties and Uncles
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Aunties and Uncles

This humble Little Italy classic has been serving bubble gut-calming meals to hungover college kids for 25 years. It’s a no frills spot, but expect wait times that range from half an hour to an hour at peak hangry time.

White Lily Diner
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White Lily Diner

A charming diner in Riverside with comfy booths for your tired bones, it’s all about the full English breakfast plate with smoked sausage and crispy hash browns. Their DIY mimosa also lets you pour your own poison with a mini bottle of Henkell Trocken.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns of School

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